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Window to Paris (1993)

Okno v Parizh (original title)
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Nikolay (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the ... See full summary »

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Yuri Mamin, Arkadiy Tigay (co-director)

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Vyacheslav Leykin (participating writer), Yuri Mamin (original screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agnès Soral ... Nicole
Sergey Dreyden ... Nikolay Chizhov (as Sergey Dontsov)
Viktor Mikhailov Viktor Mikhailov ... Gorokhov (as Viktor Mikhaylov)
Nina Usatova ... Vera (as Nina Oussatova)
Kira Kreylis-Petrova ... Mother-in-law Gorokhov (as Kira Kreilis-Petrova)
Natalya Ipatova Natalya Ipatova ... daughter Gorokhov
Viktor Gogolev ... Ivan Kouzmitch (neighbor)
Tamara Timofeeva ... Mariya Olegovna (old woman neighbor) (as Tamara Timofééva)
Andrey Urgant ... Gulyaev
Jean Rupert Jean Rupert ... Monsieur Prevost
Malka Ribowska Malka Ribowska ... Lady in black (cat owner)
Bernard Cassus-Soulanis Bernard Cassus-Soulanis ... Construction company agent
Vladimir Kalish Vladimir Kalish ... Petya Ivanov (former employee of the regional committee)
Aleksei Zalivalov ... Petrov (trumpeter) (as Aleksey Zalivalov)
Aleksei Kozodayev Aleksei Kozodayev ... Sidorov (trumpeter) (as Alexej Kozodajev)
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Nikolay (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the apartment of Gorokhov (Viktor Mikhalkov (I)). The room's previous inhabitant, an old lady, has died a year ago, and yet her cat, Maxi, is still in the locked room, healthy and fat. Soon, Nikolai and his neighbours discover the mystery: there is a window to Paris in the room. That's when the comedy begins - will the Russians be able to cope with the temptation to profit from the discovery? Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Russia | France

Language:

Russian | French

Release Date:

17 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Window to Paris See more »

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Gross USA:

$255,088
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Stereo

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Color
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Russians out of the closet
7 May 2006 | by james-brandon-1See all my reviews

A funny and scathing critique of Russian society and culture during the transition from communism, OKNO V PARIZH also shows the west in an unfavorable light. A group of Russians living in St. Petersburg (a.k.a. Peter the Great's "window on the west") find a magic portal that instantly transports them to Paris. Mamin's film is truly hilarious, and just "weird" enough constantly keep even the jaded film viewer on his toes. The songs, the dream sequences, and the deliciously disgusting fringes of society from both cultures mingle to create a memorable and meaningful film. Anyone trying to understand the shift in Russian cultural sentiments since the fall of the USSR should begin here.


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